Pediatric Dentistry Symposium 2021

The School of Dental Medicine Pediatric Dentistry department hosted the 4th Annual Pediatric Dentistry Symposium on Oct. 30, in partnership with the school’s Development and Alumni Relations team.

The symposium was held in a hybrid format—we were thrilled to have an in-person audience at Samson Pavilion on our beautiful new Health Education Campus and the Zoom option provided an opportunity for professionals from around the world to participate.

This special event brought together 215 attendees representing a variety of countries, along with 25 in-person local pediatric dentists, residents and faculty members.

“After our successful first virtual symposium last year,we were thrilled to have the in-person attendance option this year. We are grateful for the overwhelming support from both on-line and in-person audiences.” 

—Ying An, visiting assistant professor for the Pediatric Dentistry Department

While the symposium was free of charge, we are grateful to those who donated to the Pediatric Residency Program. In total, the event raised $13,580 in support.

If you would like to make a donation, please access the link below and select "Pediatric Dentistry" as the designation.

Make a donation

Thank you to everyone who made this year's symposium possible.

Symposium Recap Videos

*Please note: CE credits were only available to those who registered and participated in the symposium on Oct. 30. Those credits are not awarded by watching the recap videos below. Please refrain from completing the CE credit surveys.

Welcome and Gerry Samson, DDS, ABO, FACD

Watch Dr. Samson's presentation

David Rothman, DDS

Watch Dr. Rothman's presentation

Keynote Speaker Martha Ann Keels, DDS, PhD

Watch Dr. Keels's remarks


Watch Dr. Best's presentation